Contemporary Flatweave/Primitive Painting

Martinez Studio: Door County, Wisconsin

Master tribal weaver, Wence Martinez creates contemporary hand-spun wool tapestries in a nearly 30 year collaboration with his wife, biomorphic painter, Sandra Martinez.

Upcoming shows

This season you will hear a lot from us about a sense of place triggered by our Southwest retreat. We felt cradled, fed and challenged by those rocks and streams. The experience added a new layer to our work and our perspectives.  New work will debut at three east coast events this spring and throughout the summer as we process all we experienced culminating in our MOWA show in the fall.

Much to celebrate!

Smithsonian Craft Show

Smithsonian Craft ShowApril 21-24 Washington D.C.
(Honored to participate in our 4th consecutive!)
Our southwestern working retreat led to Wence’s latest “Canterita” stone inspired weavings and expanded Sandra’s biomorphic weaving studies painted on up-cycled German book paper from 1877. New images on the weaving and painting pages.

Pen Druid Brewing
Pop up show with Friday night toasting!

Pem Druid BrewingFri-Sun April 29-May 1, 12-7pm
Friday April 29 from 3-7pm we’ll be there…toasting!
Sperryville, VA – Rappahannock County
Pen Druid Brewing: Wild, Spontaneous, Barrel-fermented, Farmhouse. Our weavings will swing from the rafters in the industrial brew house over a long weekend. Celebrating the Village Collection, bringing our work full circle into the next generation. We had a blast showing with Nancy Keyser at the November Rappahannock County Art Studio tour this past fall…so we are back for more!

Morven in May

MorvenInMayLogoMay 6-8
Princeton, NJ

A very select group of 36 craft artists and we are honored to have been invited to participate in our first one. Almost made it coast to coast this year.

Guest Artists Romulus Craft

romulus2May 14, Saturday 11-4pm
Our first Door county event is a reception for guest artists Romulus Craft. Intrepid Vermont ceramics artists, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson, stole our hearts when we first encountered their work. Smitten, we can’t wait to share it. Opening for season Friday, May 13, 2016. Romulus on site Fri-Sun.

Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar

mrhelsinkiMay 26, Thursday 5-7pm
Fish Creek, Door County

Our exhibition closing party. We can’t get enough of the food, wine, camaraderie of our favorite watering hole….plus the work looks great on those red walls!

 Museum of Wisconsin Art
August 6 – November 6, 2016

mowaAugust 6, Saturday Opening Reception 2-5pm
West Bend, WI
Our show at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, MOWA is a dream come true.
Help us celebrate! Artist talk TBA.

WPTMartinez Studio was featured in 2014 on Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life Series. The segment received a regional Emmy for Ryan Ward Photography.

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